Congratulations to our April aide of the month, Manjit Kaur!
Manjit has been working for Family & Children’s Service for more than ten years. She received her certification with the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Elizabeth. She earned a scholarship because of her previous work in the medical field in India.
Manjit studied nursing in her native country. She enjoyed helping individuals during difficult times. She felt appreciated by many families due to the frequent compliments of her service. Her passion followed her to the U.S and she applied for a license to become a CHHA.
She discovered FCS from a family who had a connection with the agency. They encouraged her to apply because of the agency’s mission-driven foundation.
All CHHAs must complete 76 hours of specialized training, pass a competency evaluation, and undergo a criminal background check before becoming certified and licensed by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. CHHAs work under the guidance and direction of a Registered Nurse and must undergo training in personal care skills, including bathing, dressing, shopping, meal preparation, Range of Motion assistance, and a variety of other tasks.
Manjit was selected to be the April aide of the month for going above and beyond her duties. When asked where her clients would be without her care, she responded: “My clients would be in an uncomfortable space they both are unable to shower independently.”
She shared that she makes it a priority to make her clients look presentable for their families. She bathes them and fixes their hair so they can take pictures and feel good when leaving their homes.
Manjit would tell someone who was becoming an aide ” Try to understand the role before applying. It takes a lot of heart and dedication serving the elderly .”
Thank you Manjit, for all of your hard work and again, congratulations.
Author: Ty-Kiera Brown
Home Care Coordinator